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“I wrote a book by accident”: an Essay by Author Susan Count

Saddle up and ride along. I’m always surprised to hear myself say, “I’m an author” because I wrote a book by accident. In fact, if anyone had told me to write a book I would have scoffed at the notion. Now there are three novels in the Dream Horse Adventures Series. I started writing in… Continue reading “I wrote a book by accident”: an Essay by Author Susan Count

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It’s Child’s Play … or Is It?

Author and illustrator, Heather B. Moon, on writing books for children It’s all in the Game. I’m an ex-teacher. I used to spend my day around children of all ages. Teaching them to write, inspiring their creativity, reading to them, helping them find books of their own to love. I would catch myself noticing little… Continue reading It’s Child’s Play … or Is It?

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Q&A With Author Michael Cascio

My guest today is a man who not only writes books for children, but juggles that currently with his busiest time of year, tax preparation season. Please welcome children’s author, Michael Cascio. Q. Hi Michael. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello and thanks for having me. I am… Continue reading Q&A With Author Michael Cascio

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Looking for Guest Bloggers

Greetings, followers, authors, and fellow bloggers, I’m currently looking for guest bloggers to post here on Rosco’s Reading Room. If you have a post that you’d like to share with my followers, I’d love to see it. In order for me to consider it, your post must be in some way about children’s books or… Continue reading Looking for Guest Bloggers

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Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

Almost a year ago, I posted an interview with children’s author Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning series, Little Miss History. Her latest release was published in November of this year, and because I, personally, love using the down time during winter break to visit museums with my kids, I thought her book about… Continue reading Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

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A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

Hi everyone, I’m thrilled to announce that my Rosco the Rascal short story about Christmas eve, December Magic, (published 2015), has been picked up by the free, online children’s story site, Storyberries.com. This site sees over a million reads per month so it’s a great way to find new readers to FOLLOW ME IN MERRY… Continue reading A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

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Q&A With Author Marc Remus

Please welcome award-winning, globe-trotting children’s author, Marc Remus to the Reading Room today. Q. Greetings, Marc! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. A. Hello, Shana and thanks for having me here. I was born in Germany and educated in the US. I graduated in painting and illustration in Pasadena, CA… Continue reading Q&A With Author Marc Remus

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Cyber Monday Children’s Ebooks 99c

Today I’ve joined the Cyber Monday hype and joined in on a children’s author Group Deal. Each of us is offering an ebook for just 99c. There’s a little something for everyone here: mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, adventure, and more. Picture books, graphic novels, middle grade books. Visit this page for purchase links. It’s always… Continue reading Cyber Monday Children’s Ebooks 99c

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Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

Q. Thanks for joining us today, Veola. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello! I am an indie author of two middle-grade illustrated novels, The Nickel Nuisance and The Penny Predicament. The third book in this series, The Quarter Question, will be published in early 2018. I was inspired… Continue reading Q&A With Middle Grade Author Veola Vazquez

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WriterLIFE Update-Orange County Children’s Book Festival

What a blast I had at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival in Costa Mesa, California last weekend! Some highlights: First of all, a very, VERY tall man took a selfie of us. Then, needless to say, there were so many great people at the festivities, (the festival says it usually sees about 25,000 visitors)… Continue reading WriterLIFE Update-Orange County Children’s Book Festival